ABOUT.

A little bit about us...

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OFFSET is a 3 day creative conference held annually in Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Every year the very best of Irish and International creative professionals come together for a weekend of presentations, lectures, interviews and discussions. We take multi-disciplinary approach to curating OFFSET and feature industry leaders from the worlds of graphic design, animation, illustration, advertising, film, fashion and more.

Our previous speakers feature incredibly talented practitioners such as Massimo & Lella Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Sir Peter Blake, Paula Scher, Louise Fili, Neville Brody, Vaughan Oliver, Dave McKean, Stefan Sagmeister & Jessica Walsh, droga5, David Carson, Erik Kessels/Kesselkrammer, Shepard Fairey/OBEY, Oliver Jeffers, Jon Burgerman, Mother, JR, Tara McPherson, , HORT, Maser, Marian Bantjes, PONY, James Jean, Seymour Chwast, Emily Forgot, Sarah Illenberger and many, many more.

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The main stage is overflowing with insightful, original thinking. Our speakers demonstrate their vision and prowess to creatively drive everything from huge global campaigns to awe inspiring personal projects. Since its inception in 2009, OFFSET has risen to become one of the world's most distinguished creative events in the world attracting 2,500 attendees for its 2014 event.

Originally set up by Bren Byrne, Richard Seabrooke and Peter O’Dwyer, OFFSET is now run by Ways & Means under the creative direction of Bren Byrne and Lisa Haran.

WHY COME?

Here are 10 reasons.

1. Inspiration.

Energy and Motivation.

We want you to come away from OFFSET full of inspiration and motivation to design, create and build the next big thing. Our speakers will expose you to new ways of thinking by showcasing some of the most original work around.

2. Education.

Learn from the Best Creatives in the World.

Whether they’re up on the main stage or sitting right next to you, coming to OFFSET will give you access to innovative and groundbreaking artists and designers all in one room. You’ll learn from industry leaders and gather practical knowledge and creative inspiration that will stay with you for years to come.

3. Interviews.

The Second Room.

The intimate surroundings of the Second Room allow you to get a little closer to some of the legendary speakers, who will give interviews, answer your questions and contribute to debates on the topics that are at the heart of the creative agenda.

4. Socialise.

Meet the Speakers.

There are no VIP areas or green rooms at OFFSET. Our speakers watch from the main auditorium, hang about in the foyer and come to the pub and the parties. This allows everyone to socialise freely and settle in for three days of inspiration.

5. Connect

Be surrounded by your people.

It’s not just our speakers that make OFFSET special. It’s the amazing atmosphere and character that the delegates themselves bring with them. Surrounded by like-minded people, you will have the opportunity to meet, talk and learn from one another.

6. Create.

Make Ideas Happen.

Learn all the things they didn’t teach you in school. The top class creatives will have overcome the same challenges that you’re facing so discover how to get noticed, to get ideas off the drawing board and that failing is a vital part of the process.

7. Events

Not Just a Conference.

There are a number of different events running throughout the city in the lead up to and during OFFSET. We partner with studios, galleries, collectives and businesses to showcase the best of what creativity has to offer.

8. Venue

Our home.

Since 2010, The Bord Gáís Energy Theatre has been more than just our venue, but also our home. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the striking architecture and scale of the building matches our vision and ambition for OFFSET.

9. See

Dublin.

If you have some spare time over the jam packed OFFSET weekend, you may want to look around our fair city. A city famed for poets and scholars, a feast of history, traditions, gorgeous pubs, music and fun. Enjoy Dublin's many attractions and the famous welcomes of the Irish and the Dubliners.

10. Perspiration

Party.

Being inspired is hard work, but be sure to bring your dancing shoes for our amazing delegates party.

SPEAKERS.

CHOOSE YOUR
TICKET OPTION.

2,500 creatives from over 21 countries attended in 2014.

2015 Dates - 6th-8th March 2015

01:DAY TICKETS

Individual - €70

Students - €50

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Individual - €225

Grp (6+) - €187.50

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Individual - €175

Grp (6+) - €145

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Grp (6+) - €112.50

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MAIN STAGE
SCHEDULE.

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FRIDAY

10am | Peter Maybury
11am | Calligraffiti
12noon | Barber & Osgerby
1pm | Angus Hyland
**2pm | LUNCH**
3pm | Boys & Girls
4pm | Ian Anderson
5pm | Hey Studio
6pm | Annie Atkins

SATURDAY

10am | Aisha Zeijpveld
11am | Declan Shalvey
12noon | Tomi Ungerer
1pm | Veronica Ditting
**2pm | LUNCH **
3pm | Steve Doogan
4pm | Forsman & Bodenfors
5pm | Chrissie Macdonald
6pm | Snask

SUNDAY

10am | Andrew Rae
11am | Matthew Thompson
12noon | Sue Murphy
1pm | Matt Willey
2pm | LUNCH
3pm | Andy Altmann
4pm | Emily Oberman
5pm | Cartoon Saloon

ABSOLUT DIY.

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ABSOLUT DIY

Continuing on our exciting partnership with Absolut Vodka we are collaborating to bring you Absolut DIY - A series of creative workshops in bars across Dublin as part of the OFFSET2015 wider programme in the lead up to OFFSET.

Taking place between 24th February and 3rd March, workshops are free but limited to 30 people per event. Budding photographers, artists and illustrators alike can secure their place at some of the most creative events around online at eventbrite.ie. As guests enjoy these innovative hands on workshops and expert advice they will be treated to complimentary food and Absolut cocktails.

DIY WORKSHOPS

These one off experiences will feature leading designers and artists; including photographer Olga Kuzmenko, illustrator Steve Doogan, jewellery designer Angela Cuthill, graphic artist Declan Shalvey, creatives Sinead Baily Kelly, Deirdre Young, Roisin Agnew, Kim Willoughby, Sharon Greene and street artist ADW.

To find out more on each workshop, simply click on the boxes below.
Tickets for DIY Absolut are free but pre-registration is essential through eventbrite.

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NEWS.

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ARCHIVE.

The OFFSET Archive hosts over 100 hours of main stage presentations
and second room interviews and panel discussions from 2009 - 2014.

Featuring Kyle Cooper, Mother London, Droga 5, United Visual Artists, Drive,
Milton Glaser, Sir Peter Blake, Massimo & Lella Vignelli, Dave McKean, JR,
Stefan Sagmeisterr & Jessica Walsh, Shepard Fairey/OBEY and many many more.


View our full Vimeo Archive here.

VENUE.

BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE, DUBLIN, IRELAND.

2015 Dates - 6th-8th March 2015

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Airbnb

Airbnb are our offical accommodation sponsor

For Travellers

OFFSET attendees get €25 off your Airbnb booking using coupon code OFFSETME.

Find a place in Dublin

For Locals

Whether you have an empty house or a spare room or a spare sofa, if you have an active listing on Airbnb you can get your OFFSET ticket for €135 (normally €225).

List your space

Airbnb

Other reduced rate accommodation

Hotels

Hostels

PARTNERS.

Thanks for your support.

If your Brand is interested in being part of the OFFSET experience then please contact us by email for our Sponsors package.

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